Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

New lawn issues


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:36 AM
stonegatedesigns stonegatedesigns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 3
stonegatedesigns is on a distinguished road
Default New lawn issues

Hey guys I did a lawn install back in the end of may. When we checked on the job a few weeks later the grass was growing and looking good. The customer was instructed to continue to water the lawn. Now months later the husband calls stating the lawn is nothing but weeds and grass was never growing. The grass was growing good in April then we had a major drought but he stated that they continued to water. Any advice on this?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-01-2012, 10:08 AM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by stonegatedesigns View Post
Hey guys I did a lawn install back in the end of may. When we checked on the job a few weeks later the grass was growing and looking good. The customer was instructed to continue to water the lawn. Now months later the husband calls stating the lawn is nothing but weeds and grass was never growing. The grass was growing good in April then we had a major drought but he stated that they continued to water. Any advice on this?

it could be a number of things, i had a similar job that i did a while back and i used top soil from a unfamiliar vendor and the soil he sold me looked good but i later found out it was municipal compost mixed with regular soil that was infested with weed seeds and the new lawn exploded out of the ground the first few weeks and then the weeds germinated and i came back and it was like, " holy crap, what happened here? ".

since, i usually include a few applications with all lawn installs to where i can keep up on any under lying issues and prevent that from happening again.
sometimes no matter how hard you try you are at the mercy of the quality of the products your supplier sells you.

i don't do it for free but i do it slightly discounted and just add it in to the whole job.

another issue with early season lawns is to not use too much seed and to do it early enough to allow the new lawn a good 8 weeks or more to get established before the heat of the summer.

young fresh grass gets hammered by the heat.

another issue is the seed itself that you use, not all seeds are created equal and and vary greatly from brand to brand.
saving a few bucks per pound on seed can cost you a ton later.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2012, 10:24 AM
stonegatedesigns stonegatedesigns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 3
stonegatedesigns is on a distinguished road
Default

The guy called this morning and just started calling me every name in the book. I asked him what I could do to make him happy he said f u and don't come back. Should I go look at the lawn and try to fix it or just let it go? The contract states we are not responsible for weather, acts of god ect. Should I stick by the contract or just let him be pissed?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 637
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

He said don't come back and I wouldn't go back with his attitude. We will never know if it were your fault or his, the truth seldom comes out in these cases. That's why I don't even go there. So much can go wrong and often does with sod installation.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2012, 01:38 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonegatedesigns View Post
The guy called this morning and just started calling me every name in the book. I asked him what I could do to make him happy he said f u and don't come back. Should I go look at the lawn and try to fix it or just let it go? The contract states we are not responsible for weather, acts of god ect. Should I stick by the contract or just let him be pissed?
i am sorry, i thought you were talking about a seeded lawn.

if it was sod and it died i think he is lying about watering the lawn and if it were a drought would'nt there be water restrictions?

either way as much as it pains you to deal with the dude you should probably try to make good on it because things like this give people like this a open invitation to slander your business every chance they get.

if he continues to be a azz then screw him.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2012, 05:00 PM
shadrach's Avatar
shadrach shadrach is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 256
Rep Power: 5
shadrach is on a distinguished road
Default

If you installed it in May & he waited until September to complain? Would not worry too much about it, You can't make unreasonable people happy, do not waste your time.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2012, 05:43 PM
stonegatedesigns stonegatedesigns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 3
stonegatedesigns is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry there is a typo in my original post it was installed in April and checked on in May. Grass was growing in may but now he states it gone and it's nothing but weeds.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2012, 06:54 PM
B-2 Lawncare B-2 Lawncare is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 191
Rep Power: 0
B-2 Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

You need to go look at it,and see what is going on. Did the yard hae a sprinkler system?
I won't do a install on a yard that doesn't have one. Most people lack the dedication to drag a hose around to keep a lawn I alive. If it is from lack of water I wouldn't loose any sleep over.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2012, 10:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,181
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Was this a seeded lawn or was this a sod install?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone Have Stihl issues? Lopes Lawn Care Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs, Buy or Sell 15 11-18-2013 11:48 AM
Health Issues that come with Lawn care cruzgardening Health, Safety and Accident Issues. 13 11-01-2010 08:32 PM
What issues are you facing? Steve General Business Discussions 11 01-25-2006 07:56 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Customer letters
kslawn
Today 06:17 AM
Today 06:17 PM
by kslawn
2 47
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
Today 05:53 PM
by eastsidelandcare
2 122
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
Today 05:49 PM
by eastsidelandcare
2 161
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
Today 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 199
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 03:55 PM
by stevef1201
75 4,265
Should I ?
googus
Yesterday 04:06 PM
Today 03:48 PM
by googus
3 105
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
Today 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 132
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
Today 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,308
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Today 12:35 PM
by Steve
10 224
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Today 12:14 PM
by Steve
14 819
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Today 11:55 AM
by Steve
26 1,103
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
Today 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 173
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
Today 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 84
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
Yesterday 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 205
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 607
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 443
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 219
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 496
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 517
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 112
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 115
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 656
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 969
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 705
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 640
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,476
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 216
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-15-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
9 319
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,654
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 392
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 323
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 785
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 503
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 508
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,826
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 500
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 177
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 607
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 260
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 741
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,199
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 485
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 347
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 311
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,373
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 213
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 213
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 291
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,186
Poulan Pro trimmers
SGL1
06-30-2014 11:16 PM
07-05-2014 09:32 PM
by SGL1
20 493
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' advertisement auger bid blades butterfly gardens charge christmas light hanging credit card customers exmark ferris financing first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday how much to charge john deere quik trac kansas city lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf lighting marketing mechanic monthly mow mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business organize payment podcast property management company pto running a business savannah scag schedule scripts seo social media starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer tree care trimmer rack walker winter winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy